In this paper general situation in civil engineering design documentation is reviewed. Some characteristic mistakes in design are presented.
Using their experience in engineering examination of real structural designs, authors discuss statistical data of the latest years. An attempt to improve engineering solutions using analysis of inaccuracies in design documentation and suggestion of new methods for its development, instead of creation of new theories and methods of structural analysis, is made. Such an approach in engineering is less popular as time and recourses for its implementation are required. Nevertheless, this method of solution for the problem of technical product quality and qualification of specialists is more correct.
Finally, conclusions about quality as well as conditions for designers and recommendations for development of national design codes are made.